Alas, we’ve returned from our patriotic turkey festivity to find, with great relief and thanks, that France’s rail strike has ended.
The strike that derailed commutes and clogged highways ended on Friday, after nine days of severely limited national, regional, and local public transportation services. The Herald Tribune reported Friday that only 2 percent of workers were still out, and that trains were running close to or on schedule.
High level (read: presidential) negotiations helped get the workers back on board, but negotiations between the unions and rail official continue today (Monday).
Thus, dear reader, ends our daily rail strike update. Indeed, another reason for giving thanks.